Dr. Elisabeth Dellegrazie, associate professor of leadership and marketing, has received a coveted Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in business to Slovenia for the 2024-2025 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dr. Elisabeth Dellegrazie

Dellegrazie will pursue her research project, “Active Learning in Teams and the Link to Transversal Skill Development” at the University of Maribor in Slovenia from October 2024 to January 2025. According to Dellegrazie’s project statement, she will “explore active learning through the pedagogical method of team interaction and its link to developing transversal skills in a marketing business course in Slovenia. Transversal skills are foundational to the development of global competence and the ability to interact in a global economy. Business schools are required to go beyond providing theoretical and technical business expertise. They must prepare students to work collaboratively in a diverse, globalized environment.”

“I am honored to have been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Fellowship,” says Dellegrazie. “This incredible academic opportunity will allow me to pursue international research at the University of Maribor in digital team interaction and its link to transversal skill development. I am excited to be contributing in this way to the global academic community.”

At least seven past Concordia-Chicago faculty members have been named as Fulbright Scholars, providing them the opportunity to participate in the international academic exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Fulbright U.S. Scholars are faculty, researchers, administrators, and established professionals teaching or conducting research in affiliation with institutes abroad. Fulbright Scholars engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions. Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, labs, and classrooms, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad.